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Avneesh Saxena

Managing Director

BAAM — New York

Avneesh Saxena is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group where he is involved in research and development of systematic strategies.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2015, Mr. Saxena was a portfolio manager in the Global Asset Allocation group at AQR Capital Management. At AQR, Mr. Saxena helped develop quantitative models to trade fixed income, currencies and equities in the firm’s risk premia and other alternative fund offerings. Before AQR, Mr. Saxena worked as a quantitative researcher at Carlyle-Blue Wave Partners. Before that, he was a quantitative researcher at Amaranth Advisors. Mr. Saxena started his career as a quantitative analyst at Deephaven Capital Management.

Mr. Saxena received a BTech from IIT Guwahati, an MS from University of Virginia, and an MBA from NYU Stern. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.